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- An island of Rhode Island at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. Settled by religious exiles from Massachusetts in 1638, it was renamed Rhode Island in 1644, probably after the isle of Rhodes.
- A state of the northeast United States on the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1790. Rhode Island was settled by religious exiles from Massachusetts, including Roger Williams, who founded Providence in 1636. It was granted a royal charter in 1663 and after the American Revolution began the industrialization that is still a major part of the state's economy. Providence is the capital and the largest city. Population: 1,060,000.
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- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Providence.
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- n. a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
- n. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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New Hampshire State Trooper James Steinmetz and his dogs Maggie and Greta, as well as Rhode Island State Trooper Matt Zarrella, showed me firsthand why search-and-rescue dogs are so impressive.
On Friday, Patrick Kennedy, a former eight-term congressman from Rhode Island and the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, will marry New Jersey schoolteacher Amy Petitgout in a small, private ceremony presided over by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Sociologist Richard Giles of the University of Rhode Island says, The husband will beat his wife.
In 1991, at the thirteenth annual conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Therese Rando, the psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island who invented the six Rs of grief, gave a keynote address titled “The Increasing Prevalence of Complicated Mourning: The Onslaught Is Just Beginning.”
Besides, if Crassus had cut off Spartacus about fifty miles northeast of Regium, he would have left the rebels in control of a large territory to the south, about a thousand square miles in size, roughly equivalent to the American state of Rhode Island or the English county of Hampshire.
As I walked past a pudgy child who looked to be three and a half, shoeless in a tie-dyed shirt and playing with a squirt gun, I heard a horse neigh and watched a couple of proud looking Rhode Island Red hens scamper across the yard with their combs quivering.
As a member of the Rhode Island Assembly, he had been prominent in the organization of the state militia and in May had led three Rhode Island regiments to assist the siege of Boston.
The first graduating class of Rhode Island College—now Brown University—clothed themselves in homespun fabrics, and from Massachusetts to South Carolina women banded together in patriotic societies called “Daughters of Liberty” and agreed to wear only garments of local manufacture.
“You know,” she said, stopping for a second, and doing a bad job at pretending she was angry, “right now I could be at the Newport Hilton—the governor of the entire state of Rhode Island is speaking tonight.”
Others such as the Sign of the Half Moon in Newport, Rhode Island were dives.